Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One more for tonight and then I will stop. Randi and Chloe are both on the City Swim team this year. Of course Chloe was on it last year as well, so she has had some good experience. Randi, bless her heart, this is her first year. She is at least half the size of everyone else on the team, but I am learning her heart is twice as big. They have to swim a full-lap of the pool doing breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, and backstroke. So our first swim meet was last Thursday night. Randi took second in her first event which happened to be a freestyle relay (it sort of helped that the two fastest boys were on her heat). Then came time for individual freestyle... Let's just say Randi was about half way through when the announcer got on the loud speaker and said; "Come on parents and swimmers lets cheer this one on, lets bring her in." I think they were a little worried she wasn't going to make it to the other side. Needless to say, about 1 full minute after everyone else finished, Randi finished. Her first words were- "mom did you hear all those people- they were cheerin for me!" She sure appreciated the support and being the center of attention. She placed sixth out of sixth, but said next week she is going to try really hard to get seventh. Because seventh place gets pink ribbons. I told her I thought that was a great goal for her to set! She sure has some spunk, and to quote her "swimming is hard work, but I love it!"

9 comments:

The Meryhews said...

Blessed Randi...working hard just like her mom.

Collier Family said...

Those three stories sure made me laugh. And kudos to Randi for wanting to finsih 7th. What a great goal!

Clement Family said...

Hey I found your blog! I like it. I added you to my friends list. :) Now I will stalk you daily. Beware.

Rick said...

Ok this was hard to find you guys! I've posted you on our blog now. The pictures are great and remember Utah is 20 degrees cooler :)

April said...

Yea!!! You did it, you caught up. What an accomplishment. I just got on your blog today. I had been checking it in the past and since it was old, I hadn't checked it for awhile. You gotta love the Bingham kids.:)

It's ME! -- Christie -- said...

sooo tickled to have found you online!!! i love your blog....your kids are growing like weeds!!!!

Katie's Krazy Klan said...

What a great attitude that little one has...such an optimist! You'll love that quality in her, especially when she's facing hard trials in her life-I love her comments you mentioned! What a cute story! Thanks for sharing.

Clement Family said...

dude......update already

Mike, Amy and Kids said...

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